You’re waiting in line at your favorite burger joint. The eight people in front are hoarding all the ketchup. You like ketchup, too. You know if you don’t get enough and have to go back later, the restaurant might be out by then. What do you do? Get as much as you can, of course, so you don’t run out in the middle of your meal. Running backs are the ketchup of your fantasy football condiments. They are the universal addition everyone needs and wants. And if you’re not careful in your fantasy draft, if you go too wide receiver-heavy early, you’re going to end up with a fantasy burger with too much mustard and not enough ketchup. That lack of ketchup will have you playing catch-up all season. And if you think such a concept is pure pulp fiction, just look at the average draft positions of the top-tier running backs and the history of volatility at the position. You want to get plenty of ketchup, because you assume there likely will be a sour packet or two … [Read more...] about Here’s how to focus your fantasy football draft construction
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Well, it was fun while it lasted. When my overall player rankings came out on Monday, I had Le’Veon Bell as my top player, ahead of Todd Gurley. My reasoning was that Bell had a longer, more trustworthy track record of top performance, and that his receiving prowess spelled the difference in PPR formats (to which The Post’s fantasy coverage defaults). It didn’t take long at all, however, for news to arrive that Bell and Steelers had failed to agree on a long-term contract, meaning that, for a second straight season, he will get the one-year franchise tag. However, as with 2017, Bell likely won’t be in any hurry to sign his franchise-tag tender and could well skip training camp again. More ominously, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter posited, Bell might actually sit out the first half of the season, all the better to hit free agency next spring in good health. It’s far more probable that Bell will play a full season, but the uncertainty is enough to push him … [Read more...] about 2018 fantasy football RB rankings: Todd Gurley overtakes Le’Veon Bell
Des Bieler, The Washington Post Published 8:34 am PDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By John McDonnell. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Derrius Guice was thought to be one of the top running backs in the NFL draft based on his talent, but he slid to the Redskins in the second round. Derrius Guice was thought to be one of the top running backs in the NFL draft based on his talent, but he slid to the Redskins in the second round. Photo: Washington Post Photo By John McDonnell. 2018 fantasy football RB rankings: Gurley overtakes Bell 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Well, it was fun while it lasted. When my overall player rankings came out on Monday, I had Le'Veon Bell as my top player, ahead of Todd Gurley. My reasoning was that Bell had a longer, more trustworthy track record of top … [Read more...] about 2018 fantasy football RB rankings: Gurley overtakes Bell
Des Bieler, The Washington Post Published 9:44 am PDT, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Quarterback Alex Smith has been on an upward trend for several seasons and now finds himself with the Redskins. Quarterback Alex Smith has been on an upward trend for several seasons and now finds himself with the Redskins. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey 2018 fantasy football QB rankings: How to evaluate Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In advising, "Wait to draft a QB," no one sounds particularly smart at this point - just aware of the blindingly obvious (at least for one-QB leagues). That said, some signal-callers provide far more upside than others, and fantasy drafters confident in their ability to pluck value … [Read more...] about 2018 fantasy football QB rankings: How to evaluate Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck?
The San Francisco 49ers, specifically quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, are about to get some big-time hype heading into the 2018 NFL and fantasy football season. Garoppolo rattled off five straight wins down the stretch of last season - including victories over playoff teams like the Titans, Jaguars and Rams. Is Jimmy Garoppolo next fantasy football stud at QB? Garoppolo is being seen as a top 10 QB fantasy football - wise heading into 2018 - as he's not quite at the Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers-level, but he is being picked just after Matt Ryan and Drew Brees in many fantasy mocks. Here are the average fantasy QB rankings. 1. Deshaun Watson 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Carson Wentz 4. Cam Newton 5. Kirk Cousins 6. Tom Brady 7. Russell Wilson 8. Matt Ryan 9. Drew Brees 10. Jimmy Garoppolo 11. Jared Goff 12. Matthew Stafford 13. Ben Roethlisberger 14. Philip Rivers 15. Derek Carr 16. Marcus Mariota Garoppolo's ceiling here is probably third or fourth best fantasy football QB in the NFL this … [Read more...] about Is Jimmy Garoppolo the next fantasy football stud at QB?
Daily Fantasy Sports are where it's at and DailyRoto.com covers them all. For all your Fantasy Golf and Fantasy Basketball needs, check out the pages of DailyRoto.com, where no less than four people received the information and advice that helped them win million dollar prizes and scores of others cash lineups on a regular basis. Come and join our online community of Daily Fantasy Sports enthusiasts! This article appears courtesy of RotoExperts.com. We saw a huge decrease in production from wide receivers in 2017 compared to the previous year. All the key variables were down considerably. Targets (went from 10,289 to 9,410), receptions (went from 6,501 to 5,800), yards (83,242 to 74,821), and touchdowns (498 to 435) all took major hits in 2017. This all adds up to a down year in Fantasy scoring at the position. So, what can we take away from these numbers? Is the trend going to continue or is this just a one-year anomaly? This trend is likely to continue into 2018, as offenses see … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football: Ranking NFL’s top 10 wide receivers in 2018
Daily Fantasy Sports are where it's at and DailyRoto.com covers them all. For all your Fantasy Golf and Fantasy Basketball needs check out the pages of DailyRoto.com, the place where no less than four people got the information and advice that won them million dollar prizes! This article appears courtesy of RotoExperts.com It was clearly evident in the year-end quarterback rankings that it was a down year for scoring at the position. Top 10 Fantasy Quarterback lists are usually loaded with star power and players that are scoring machines week after week. Over the past few seasons, the majority of NFL teams were running high octane pass-heavy offensive attacks, so it was easy for quarterbacks to reach and exceed the 30-touchdown plateau. That was not the case in 2017, as many NFL teams tried a more balanced offensive approach with their play-calling. There were only three quarterbacks who threw more than 30 touchdown passes in 2017 - Russell Wilson (34), Carson Wentz (33), and Tom … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football: Looking at the top 10 quarterbacks of 2017
Actors have the Golden Globes and Oscars. Musicians have the Grammys. Fantasy football players are stuck with Biro’s Heroes & Zeros.Hey, nobody said life is fair.Once again, before we close the books on another exhilarating / frustrating / victorious / humiliating (circle one) fantasy season, we must take a quick stroll back through 2017 to examine the players we rooted for and against and – with as much objectivity as we can muster – give credit where credit is due.As always, our annual accolades (and condemnations) have but a few important criteria:• Consistency on a weekly basis is next to godliness.• Production during the fantasy playoffs – NFL Weeks 14 through 16 – is given extra weight. Players who let their owners down at the worst possible time earn our eternal scorn. (We’re looking at you, Mr. Cooks.)• Week 17 is dead to us.Without further ado, I am pleased to present the 12th Annual Biro’s Heroes & Zeros … [Read more...] about Fantasy football: Heroes & Zeros awards for 2017
There were several land mines in the early rounds of 2017 fantasy football drafts. If your team had David Johnson, Odell Beckham Jr. or Aaron Rodgers as a franchise cornerstone, you had to scramble to fill that spot.Fantasy playoff rankings: How players stack up for wild-card weekendHowever, all was not lost if you made smart pickups on the waiver wire. Here are some of the highlights selected from our weekly recommended pickups. They include the week we suggested owners pick up each player. Waiver pickups of the yearNot every league was so deep that there weren't worthwhile players available after the draft. It's often a winning strategy to jump into the free-agent pool early in the season before playing time battles work themselves out. RB Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Week 5)We did mention the rookie in Week 2 as a speculative pickup, so adding him then might have been the key winning a league title. However, he was still available in shallower leagues ... … [Read more...] about Alvin Kamara tops 2017 fantasy football All-Waiver Wire team
The fantasy football season isn't over yet.That's right, you can actually play in a postseason pool, using players participating in the playoffs.Make sure to check the rules, but if they're anything like the ones I participate in, this could be helpful to you. I'm in a pair of leagues in which you choose your roster before the playoffs begin and those are your players throughout the postseason. Instead of a traditional head-to-head setup, the winner by the end of the Super Bowl is based on total points, which creates some wrinkles you might not think of if you're doing this type of league for the first time.Here's how to approach building your team:1. Start by ranking the teams in the postseasonThe biggest change in the "win by total points" mentality is this: You need to weigh players by how many games they'll play in the postseason. Is Dion Lewis the best fantasy running back in the playoffs? No, but the Patriots have the highest likelihood of playing three times. So you've got to … [Read more...] about 3 expert tips to help you win your fantasy football playoffs league